Life quotes just might be the bit of inspiration that you or a friend needs to make this world a little better place. I love life quotes that stop and make us think.  They can be a bit of encouragement to be the best we can be, to enjoy life, and to help someone else along the way!

I’ve created these quote cards to use for all sorts of occasions and to make spreading encouragement easy!

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We all can use motivational quotes to remind us we can have a powerful mark and change the world each in our own little way. They are additional free printable quotes for you too keep and to give.

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Printable Life Quotes

These printable inspirational quotes may just be what you need every day to inspire you to live your life with purpose. I think these are some of the best life quotes. I hope they provoke thought and provide encouragement. Hang them where they can lift you up throughout your day!

  • I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed. – Robert H. Schuller
  • Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. – William Arthur Ward
  • Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out. – John Wooden
  • If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. – Wayne Dyer
  • The best way to forget the bad things in life is to learn to remember the good things. – Mark Amend
  • You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. – Zig Ziglar
  • Whoever is happy will make others happy too. – Anne Frank
  • Why do we close our eyes when we pray, cry, dream or kiss? Because we know that the most beautiful things in life are not seen, but felt by the heart. -Anne Sullivan
  • Take one day at a time. Today, after all, is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. – Billy Graham
  • Never get tired of doing little things for others for sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their heart. – Ida Azhari
  • When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen. – Harley Davidson
  • Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including YOU. – Anne Lamott

Download the life quotes, print in black and white on white cardstock (or colored cardstock), and cut them apart. Hang them around your house, the office, the bathroom mirror, in a pocket to discover… wherever they might give you a boost!

Download here —> {Free Printable Life Quotes}

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30 More Inspirational Quotes on Life

Sometimes the words of a positive life quote can be just what you need to turn around a negative situation.

  1. Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking. – Marcus Aurelius
  2. In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln
  3. Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy! – Ms. Frizzle
  4. What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. – Oscar Wilde
  6. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Ludwig Jacobowski
  7. The mind is everything. What you think you become.  – Buddha
  8. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. – George S. Patton
  9. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw
  10. If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.  – Albert Einstein
  11. Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. – Babe Ruth
  12. Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. – William Shakespeare
  13. The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has been before.  – Albert Einstein
  14. I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.  – Mother Teresa
  15. The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.  – Anthony Robbins
  16. Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.  – Theodore Roosevelt
  17. Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman  – Vincent Peale
  18. I am thankful to all who said no to me. It is because of them that I’m doing it myself.  – Albert Einstein
  19. Most great people have attained their greatest success one step beyond their greatest failure.  – Napoleon Hill
  20. In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.  – Albert Einstein
  21. Life doesn’t require that we be the best, only that we try our best.  – H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  22. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.  – Michael Jordan
  23. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.  – Dale Carnegie
  24. Courage is the most important of all the virtues because, without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.  – Maya Angelou
  25. Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.  – Christopher Reeve
  26. The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday. – Matty Mullins
  27. Comparison Is the Thief of Joy. – Theodore Roosevelt
  28. No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.  -Eleanor Roosevelt
  29. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. -Aristotle
  30. Happiness is an inside job. – William Arthur Ward
  31. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. -Helen Keller
  32. Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others? – Martin Luther King Jr
  33. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi
  34. Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely. – Roy T. Bennett
  35. It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. – Henry David Thoreau
  36. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi
  37. All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure. ― Mark Twain
  38. If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine. —Morris West 
  39. If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. ―Jim Rohn
  40. The only impossible journey is the one you never begin. ―Tony Robbins 
  41. Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. ― Vincent Van Gogh
  42. The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude. ―William James 
  43. I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have. ―Thomas Jefferson
  44. Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you. – Walt Whitman 
  45. Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. ― Dalai Lama XIV 
  46. I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. ―Florence Nightingale
  47. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. ―Stephen Covey 

How to Use Life Quotes

Keep these words of wisdom handy to uplift and provide motivation! Our thoughts do have an impact on being productive, positive, and the happiness of your life.

Be sure to tell a friend how special they are with one of the sweet friendship quotes. If you have a bestie make sure you check out these best friend quotes. It is important to surround yourself with positive people and when you have found that tribe of supportive people continually let them know how special they are!

And these inspirational Thanksgiving quotes are a great way to share the gratitude you feel. Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough. -Oprah Winfrey.

I hope these positive quotes make you smile because you do make a difference and can choose the way you think and the life you want to live.

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